Events that occurred on 16 November.
 On Earth
- 1917 – J.R.R. Tolkien's first son, John, is born.
- 1917 – J.R.R. Tolkien attends a medical board examination. He requires further indoor hospital treatment. His address is given as 9th Royal Defence Corps, Withernsea.
- 1969 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 312.
- 1971 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Miss Fay Darrington.
- 1997 - The Brazilian Tolkien Society is founded.
- 2011 - The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is released in Australia and New Zealand.